mkaufman wrote:Is there such thing as a speaker product with multiple speakers at varying angles - something kinda like the front half of a soccer ball. I'm thinking one speaker in the middle pointed straight ahead and then multiple speakers surrounding that speaker maybe pointed 30 degrees away from straight ahead? I know it's a strange idea (I can think of many potential issues), however, I'm looking for something that can really give me a wide dispersion for my sound. Yes, I've tried a beam blocker.
EDIT: the Wall of Sound!
The path to good dispersion is often unintuitive. I've been using a fEARful cabinet for bass and it's got the best dispersion I've ever had. I've tried multiple driver setups before and they haven't worked very well, especially when pointed around the stage. If other areas of the stage want to hear just guitar, consider running an extension speaker on the other side of the stage.
The key to the wall of sound dispersion is not that speakers were pointed in different directions, but they were stacked one high. This gives excellent horizontal dispersion. However, it's not practical for small stages.
Another thing to do is just put the guitar in the monitors for those who don't hear it well. I guess you could also put the amp on the side of the stage, facing across rather than behind you facing out. Lots of options!
However, beware of creating extra spill that makes for a mushy sound in the room.